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MX 3950D Philips - PS3 no sound

MX 3950D Philips Home Theatre receiver (no HDMI, no Optical, only Coaxial DTS), a 42" Sharp (3 HDMI, no Optical, 1 Coaxial DTS), and a Playstation 3.

For the life of me, I cannot get any sound to play from the PS3 to the MX 3950D.

My XBox360 will work but its not using HDMI to the TV, using the old Yellow Video, Red/White Audio cables. But the MX 3950D plays the audio over the Digital Coax.

Basic Cable plays over the Digital Coax.

PS3 will not.... I feel it may be a audio setting I'm missing on the PS3.. but I tap. The MX 3950D keeps saying on its display "No Valid Signal"

Thanks for any input.

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Aside from the xbox360 working via the coaxial digital cable. I got the PS3 to work this way.

I had to use the supplied SCART > (Y-video) (Red-Audio) (White-Audio) cable. Basically plugged this in from the PS3 directly to the MX 3950D Aux (Auxiliary) audio input.

On the PS3 audio settings menu, switched from HDMI to the 3rd option SCART.

Turn on the MX 3950D and set to Aux. Bang, got sound again.

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I missed this cause I "assumed" the video/audio cable that came with the PS3 was a HDMI to Audio/Video cable, and didn't even see the SCART port in the back of the PS3. So I thought I didn't want to lose 1080p ..etc etc. Anyways. MX 3950D still good =)

Posted on May 21, 2009

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